Summer 2014 Internship - User Experience Design

Company: CustomInk

General Information
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Location: McLean, Virginia

Can you design innovative experiences to help millions of users design and buy custom t-shirts online? If so, this role is for you! You’ll turn conceptual product ideas into elegant experiences for our users, leveraging customer research and insights all along the way. You’ll work closely with a passionate team of UX designers, product managers, engineers, and designers to delight our customers and grow our business.



We’re looking for a talented User Experience Design Intern to join CustomInk’s Online Experience team. In this role, you’ll work closely with the UX and the Product Development teams to help build innovative experiences that help millions of users design and buy custom t-shirts online. You’ll be part of a team that’s passionate about delivering a remarkable, industry-leading customer experience that makes nearly everycustomer say they’d order again!



As a UX Design intern, you will:

  • Turn conceptual product and feature ideas into valuable and useful experiences for our users
  • Design and test prototypes of new site experiences with users through small-scale usability tests and live on-site experiments
  • Incorporate feedback from user testing, site analytics, group critiques and other sources to continually improve designs
  • Develop personas, user flows and scenarios, goal/task analyses, and other key tools of user-centered design
  • Work closely with the UX team, product managers, engineers, visual designers, and other Inkers to ensure a user-focused approach from concept through launch.



As a User Experience Designer, you have to love delighting customers, and collaboratively solving complicated business and interaction challenges. Candidates should also have:

  • A portfolio (URL’s preferred) featuring your interaction design work
  • Understanding of design heuristics and techniques of user-centered design
  • Experience in conducting User Research research
  • Ability to leverage technology to create innovative experiences and adapt designs to consider technical limitations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially the ability to clearly articulate your design decisions
  • Ability to move fluidly from thinking about high-level product strategy down to low-level details (and everything in-between!)
  • Excellent knowledge of design tools like Visio/Omnigraffle, Adobe Creative Suite, and similar
  • Excellent knowledge of design tools like Visio/Omnigraffle, Adobe Creative Suite, and similar
  • Ability to develop working prototypes (either in working code or in tools like Axure or PowerPoint)
  • Background in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Experimental Psychology, or a related field


In addition, you must share our company values—practicing the Golden Rule, taking ownership and driving and embracing innovation.

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